Thursday, December 10, 2009


I've been trying to get my sewing inclinations working again. I don't know exactly what happened, but it's like Thanksgiving just sort of put me on "Hold". I have so many projects I'd like to get done (as always), but I have had to really push myself to work at any of them.

Last night, late, I sewed some white-ish strips to the squares I had made for our Christmas quilt. I wanted to lay them out and try to figure out how I wanted to put it together, but it's a pretty big size. Usually I would spread it out on our bed, but my honey had already gone to bed and to sleep, so that wasn't going to happen.

I don't have any empty walls in my house. There is something everywhere. This is not a huge house, and my sewing room is the smallest of the rooms. I just don't have a spot for a design wall. So I had the brilliant idea of putting a flannel sheet up and wedging it behind two pictures that are hanging on the wall in the den. After moving furniture around and getting the sheet hung, I started arranging my quilt squares. When I was about three-quarters of the way done, the sheet fell and all the quilt squares with it.

It was a definite, "Oh, well." moment. I decided maybe the floor would be a better place, and set about moving more furniture around and again arranging my squares. I'm still not happy with it, but that might just be because I'm not really in the mood to do it.

We're off to see my Mom in Mississippi tomorrow. I don't think the weather is going to be wonderful, but it will be good to get away for a few days with my HoneyBunny, and to see Mama and my brother. This is my Mom holding me a few years back. ;)

And this is our very beautiful granddaughter. Every time I see her she has a new unique look. How well I remember that age!

I thought of her when I saw this little pretty girl.
Hope you're having just the kind of day you love!
Hugs and kisses,


Thimbleanna said...

I'm sorry, I know it's not funny, but I did snicker just a little about your design wall falling on the floor. Sorry, I couldn't help it. ;-)

I LOVE your pinwheel blocks -- that's going to be a cute quilt!

Nettie said...

Beautiful work Elaine, enjoy the time with your precious Mom; your granddaughter is a lovely girl! {hugs}

Susan said...

Elaine, your pretty grandaughter has a hair style that I had similiar in my teens. You can do that when you're young. I had to chuckle about the quilt squares because I find the floor always ends up as my design wall. Have a MERRY visit with your family.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Beautiful stiches as always! Have a safe and happy trip to see your mom! blessings,Kathleen

Nanette Merrill said...

Love the post. Have a nice time with your mother. And the granddaughter looks beautiful. Of course I love the pinwheel quilt too.

Miri said...

Oh I like the white sashing! I also don't have a design wall but use the guest bed and the trick with using binoculars reversed...hey, it works!

Have a great visit with your Mom!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Hi, just dropped back by to wish you a wonderful Christmas. Blessings,Kathleen

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Your Christmas quilt is so lovely. Your granddaughter is very pretty. I hope you have a great trip visiting your mom. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and joyful New Year!